LA Wave Makers Celebrates Clean Water

first_imgHomeNewsEnvironmentLA Wave Makers Celebrates Clean Water Sep. 24, 2016 at 7:32 amEnvironmentLA Wave Makers Celebrates Clean WaterGuest Author5 years agoclean waterenvironmentJay BorziLA environmentLawyers for Clean Water IncNewsSA RecyclingSan Pedro BaySanta Monicasanta monica baySanta Monica Baykeepersanta monica californiasanta monica daily pressTerry TammienwaterWaterkeeperSONY DSC  The Los Angeles Waterkeeper will host its 5th annual Making Waves benefit to honor the leaders who are transforming how the region protects and restores its local water resources on Sept. 29.Making Waves is LA’s Waterkeeper’s annual benefit to support the organization’s groundbreaking work to safeguard the regions waterways.Every year, hundreds of business, philanthropist and community leaders come together to raise awareness and funds needed to help the program further their mission to protect the coastal waters and inland waterways through enforcement, fieldwork, and community action.LA Waterkeeper has worked for nearly a quarter century to protect and restore the Santa Monica Bay. They have been on-the-water, in-the-water, and in-the-community ensuring protection and restoration of local waterways.The Marina Protected Areas (MPA), watch boat-based survey trips and regular coastal patrols engage volunteers in monitoring and safeguarding the protected areas. MPAs are a critical component of keeping the coastal ecosystems thriving; and LA Waterkeeper’s programs ensure that MPA regulations are enforced.“With donations and funds that are collected will be put towards the efforts that are focused on protecting all the waterways throughout LA County”, said Sharon Licht, Events & Membership Coordinator of Los Angeles Waterkeeper. “The company will be focusing on legal initiatives such as sewage management and storm water runoff, to protect the Santa Monica Bay from contamination.”A brief description of some of the solutions the company is working on consists of restoring the concrete waterways to natural ecosystems. Rebuilding the streets, homes and businesses to capture and reuse runoff that is necessary for LA’s clean water future.Terry Tammien, is an environmental leader, author, lecturer, and strategist on energy and the environment. He founded the Los Angeles Waterkeeper in 1993 and continues the mission of protecting and restoring the Santa Monica Bay, San Pedro Bay and adjacent waters through enforcement and community action.“It’s an honor to have the man that started Santa Monica Baykeeper and has served as a mentor to me for nearly two decades joining us at the first Making Waves celebration since I took the helm of LA Waterkeeper,” says Bruce Reznik, Los Angeles Waterkeeper Executive Director. “Since its founding, LA Waterkeeper has been at the forefront of water protection in Los Angeles County, and much of its successes are due in large part to Terry’s tireless work and forward-thinking vision.”Tammien served as the Executive Director of the Environment Now Foundation in Santa Monica and will be present sharing his thoughts about his experience in business, farming, education, non-profit, and the environment.The LA region is focusing and recognizing the changes that are underway within the county such as how and where the county sources water. How LA County should rebuild the infrastructure to promote water stewardship and how to revitalize the Los Angeles River so it becomes a jewel of Los Angeles.“LA County as a whole has transformed and continues to”, said Licht, “Mayor Gracetti is not only focusing on the ocean water but also the water within the county. Doing our best to not solely rely on importing water from other countries.”The LA Waterkeeper is paying respect to three honorees who have contributed to the transformation.SA Recycling, industry leader in auto and metal recycling. The SA Recycling converted its Terminal Island site to a zero discharge facility and is now helping to set the standard for the thousands of industrial facilities that collectively have a impact on the health of the regions water.SA Recycling is a full service ferrous and non ferrous metal recycler and processor and operating 70 recycling facilities from California to Tennessee.Lawyers for Clean Water Inc., is an important partner and represents environmental and community groups in litigation and administrative advocacy designed to advance environmental protection and enforcement of environmental laws.Recently they served as LA Waterkeepers’ counsel on dozens of cases, including the settlement with the City of LA that resulted in the investment of over two billion dollars in the city’s sewage collection system and helped reduce sewage spills by 85 percent over a decade.“Jay Borzi is a philanthropist who has made an impact on many people, he has a valuable perspective on many aspects that contribute to water usage,” said Licht.Borzi is a longtime board member and environmentalist. His commitment and donations to clean water has helped the organization’s succeed and flourish.The event will take place at the Fairmount Hotel in Santa Monica on Sept. 29 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.. There will be a VIP after party at The Bungalow. Tickets start at $150 and for more information visit Marina [email protected] :clean waterenvironmentJay BorziLA environmentLawyers for Clean Water IncNewsSA RecyclingSan Pedro BaySanta Monicasanta monica baySanta Monica Baykeepersanta monica californiasanta monica daily pressTerry TammienwaterWaterkeepershare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentEducator Spotlight: Holly Hodges, John Muir Elementary SchoolTwo burglary attempts results in jail timeYou Might Also LikeBriefsNewsBeach House Begins Community Re-Opening June 15Guest Author2 days agoBriefsNewsInput Invited for Marine Park Improvement ProjectsGuest Author2 days agoBriefsNewsPublic Health Emphasizes the Importance of Vaccinations as Distancing and Masking Guidelines Relax Next WeekGuest Author2 days agoBriefsNews“Righting Our Wrongs” performance on June 11Guest Author2 days agoBriefsNewsSEATTLE Feds plan to curtail West Coast salmon fishing to help orcasGuest Author2 days agoColumnsFeaturedNewsOpinionWhat’s the Point?whats the pointGAY PRIDE MONTH IS HERE FOR ALL OF USDavid Pisarra2 days agolast_img read more

City Council votes to lay off 250 employees to bridge budget gap

first_img May 7, 2020 at 5:13 AM May 6, 2020 at 10:35 AM May 6, 2020 at 10:07 AM Roy says: Regarding mobility — not everyone in Santa Monica has a car and drives. The low income carless, seniors and the disabled who do not drive are dependent on public transportation! These individuals cannot use a scooter or a bike to get around. DO NOT LEAVE THOSE DEPENDED ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION BEHIND. MUCH OF THE COST IS FROM FEDERAL GRANTS, NOT FROM THE SANTA MONICA BUDGET!!!!!!!!! Why not eliminate council members salaries to allow them to show their unselfish dedication to their jobs and to the community? How could the city have been so mismanaged that they need to lay off HUNDREDS of workers!? Regarding the police and fire, they spend more than 50% of their time responding to calls regarding issues surrounding the homeless, especially medical calls. Bernice Glenn says: What is the total price tag on the incomplete new building behind City Hall? How is this building going to be occupied with the new social distancing? May 6, 2020 at 11:19 AM Mike says: Alice Willuams says: Letter to the Editor – Task Force TransparencyGov. Newsom’s billion-dollar mask deal hits snagYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours ago How did a city that managed the 2008 crisis so well fall this far this fast? Why were so many major capital improvement projects at the city yards, city hall, civic auditorium, beach bike path and airport taken on at the same time? Why were so many layers of high paying management positions also added? Why is Rick Cole given a sweetheart deal by getting paid admin leave until July AND given $200K severance pay AND healthcare coverage for life? Why are these sorts of contracts being offered to the select few at all? Kira Erikson says: May 8, 2020 at 9:36 AM David says: 7 Comments NIGEL CAIRNS says: May 8, 2020 at 12:03 PM HomeNewsCity CouncilCity Council votes to lay off 250 employees to bridge budget gap May. 06, 2020 at 8:18 amCity CouncilFeaturedNewsCity Council votes to lay off 250 employees to bridge budget gapMadeleine Pauker1 year agobudgetcity councilcoronavirusCOVID-19Santa Monica City Hall (File photo) Santa Monica City Council approved a plan Tuesday that would eliminate nearly 400 full-time positions in the city government.The city of Santa Monica will issue layoff notices to up to 247 full-time employees this week and start negotiating alternate staffing plans with the city’s unions. An additional 126 full-time employees would receive buyouts to leave their jobs and nearly 150 as-needed employees have already been let go.City Council approved the layoffs 6-1. Councilmember Ana Maria Jara said she voted against the plan because city staff had not provided an analysis of the salaries or demographics of employees who will be laid off.Mayor Kevin McKeown said labor negotiations could result in fewer workers losing their jobs if unions propose pay cuts or furloughs instead of layoffs. The city’s executives have already agreed to reduce their salaries by 10% to 20%.City employees and their supporters said they would be willing to take reduced pay to keep their jobs and health insurance.Chris Pico, a data science administrator in the city’s human services division, said his labor unit supports progressive salary reductions or furlough days.“We could save jobs by reducing salaries,” he said. “We can come back with a better proposal than the one before you today.”But even if negotiations spare some jobs, the city will still have to trim $86.2 million in ongoing costs — including salaries, programs and services — to plug a projected general fund deficit of $224 million through June 2022, McKeown said. Two-thirds of the city’s general fund revenue came from sales, hotel and parking taxes and fees, which have evaporated amid stay-at-home orders, said Finance Director Gigi Decavalles-Hughes.Interim City Manager Lane Dilg said the city is facing a $48 million deficit this fiscal year alone and needs to make cuts as soon as possible to avoid further losses. The proposed cuts will reduce next year’s approved operating budget of more than $750 million by 23%. Santa Monica can’t count on receiving state or federal relief funds, Dilg said.“Deep cuts are necessary to ensure a sustainable future for our city and the public we serve,” she said. “Proposing these cuts has been nothing short of excruciating.”City Council did not vote on cuts to services and programs Tuesday, but approved freeing up $117 million in one-time funds by canceling or reducing capital projects and drawing on reserves, including $5.6 million from the city’s affordable housing fund.The council said $2 million in available funding should be dedicated to restoring youth recreation and mental health programs, including a playground partnership with the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District that provides public access to school fields after hours.The council also said funding should be allocated to the Legal Aid Foundation and Preserving Our Diversity (POD) program, a rental assistance program for low-income seniors. The program was planning to provide rental assistance to between 250 and 400 seniors, but the proposed budget limits the program to 40 participants.Additionally, funding will be restored for Meals on Wheels and the Westside Food Bank, as well as some mobility and sustainability efforts around decreasing the city’s dependence on cars and climate resiliency.Councilmember Sue Himmelrich said residents’ basic needs should be prioritized during the forthcoming recession.“We need to make sure people can eat and have roofs over their heads and that their children have fields to play in,” Himmelrich said. The council also approved a $20 million contingency fund in the event of another coronavirus shutdown and a $1 million economic recovery fund.The council is set to vote next month on $86.2 million in ongoing budget cuts that would scale back or eliminate many youth, mobility, planning and sustainability programs. The city would also suspend all boards and commissions not required under the city charter, which provides for a planning commission, library board, personnel board, recreation and parks commission, and airport commission.Funding for youth and adult recreation programs would be significantly scaled back under the proposal, and some programs would be cut altogether.CREST’s afterschool program, which offers homework assistance, field trips, classes and outdoor play, would continue and the monthly program fee would increase from $300 to $350. The program’s enrichment classes and school break camps would also continue, but its playground access, youth sports and homework programs would be cut. Virginia Avenue Park would combine its youth programs into a single program for elementary, middle and high school students, eliminating services for those between 19 and 24. The Santa Monica Police Activities League would reduce the hours of its afterschool programs. The community services department would cut hours and programming at Memorial Park’s gym, fitness room and skate park. Santa Monica Swim Center and the Annenberg Community Beach House would continue operating with reduced hours and programming, although the Annenberg pool would close through next June. Dozens of local parents urged City Council Tuesday to preserve funding for childcare and recreation programs.“As a working parent, I have relied on CREST so I can participate in the workforce,” said Jennifer Cowan, executive director of Connections for Children. “Access to high-quality childcare is critical.”Community members asked the council to preserve grant funding for social service organizations that serve vulnerable populations, including low-income youth. City staff have proposed a 12% reduction in grants to organizations such as The People Concern, Chrysalis, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Wise & Healthy Aging and Family Service of Santa Monica.Clinicians from Family Service of Santa Monica and Providence St. John’s Youth Development Project, which provide free mental health services to hundreds of students in Santa Monica schools, said cutting funding to their programs would put students dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety and behavioral disturbances at risk of engaging in self-destructive behaviors, including substance abuse and suicide.“Mental health services should not be a privilege for those who can afford it, but a basic right for those who need it,” said Ashley Silvera, the lead Youth Development Project clinician at Lincoln Middle School.Potential cuts to the mobility division also drew criticism from city staff and residents.Under the proposed budget plan, GoSaMo, a city-funded agency that works with local employers to reduce car commuting, would be eliminated and the city would only enforce transportation management requirements for large employers.GoSaMo executive director Puja Thomas-Patel urged the council to suspend the organization and other mobility programs temporarily rather than cutting them altogether.“When our stay-at-home orders are lifted we will need a plan … to keep congestion levels under control, because we will likely have additional drivers who used to take transit,” she said. “It will be incredibly difficult to restart these programs from scratch, and we will not be prepared for people to return (to the city) if these programs are eliminated now.”Pedestrian and cyclist safety plans would be delayed or canceled, including Vision Zero, the Safe Routes to School program and the Take the Friendly Road campaign. The Shared Mobility Pilot Program, which regulates dockless scooters and bikes, would be preserved.The police department would lay off 40 crossing guards assigned to nine elementary schools and two middle schools, and has said it is working on an alternative plan for crossing guard services.Some community members said Tuesday that crossing guards cannot be replaced by volunteers due to liability issues and that eliminating the program would put children in danger.Zina Josephs, president of the Friends of Sunset Park neighborhood organization, suggested reducing the salaries of some highly compensated SMPD officers to cover the cost of crossing guards. Under the proposed budget plan, the police department would leave one vacant sworn officer position unfilled and lay off several non-sworn employees that patrol parks and handle animal control, in addition to crossing guards.“Crossing guards save lives every year,” Josephs said. “The retirement of one sergeant or captain could save many crossing guards.”[email protected]: An earlier version of this article inaccurately characterized City Council’s priorities for $2 million in discretionary funding.Tags :budgetcity councilcoronavirusCOVID-19share on Facebookshare on Twittershow 7 comments May 9, 2020 at 12:24 PM The city govt. needs to stop funding arts and theatre and community wellness grants. These are bribes to their friends. I also seriously question Santa Monica’s supposed outreach to the homeless. The only people I ever see give any help to the homeless are librarians and medical personnel. The city also has to recognize it should not be a test laboratory for social progressiveness accomplished by massive taxes and totalitarian decrees. The city has two prime jobs (beyond the safety of its homeowners and renters): 1) keeping the beaches pristine and open for the residents of Los Angeles and potential international tourists to enjoy; and 2) protection of our coastline from invasion and natural disaster. what exactly does the city do anyways? every single alley covered in trash and homeless on every single corner. except north of Montana where true wealthy have walled estates and private security. Comments are closed.last_img read more

Marshfield boys swimming knocks off Wausau East

first_imgTigers even WVC record at 2-2By Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The Marshfield boys swimming team evened its Wisconsin Valley Conference dual meet record with a 92-77 victory over Wausau East on Monday at the Marshfield High School Fieldhouse.Marshfield (2-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference) won two of the relays and also had a pair of individual victories.The 200 medley relay of Brian Engel, Scott Thompson, Michael Kruse, and Colin Thomasgard won in 1:56.90, and Engel, Kruse, Thomasgard, and Calden Wojt won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:42.26.Engel took first in the 100 freestyle in 55.09, and Wojt won the 50 freestyle in 25.21 seconds.Six Marshfield individuals, as well as the 400 freestyle relay team, earned second-place finishes.Marshfield will compete at the Eau Claire North Invitational on Saturday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 92, Wausau East 77Winners and Marshfield results200 medley relay: 1. Marshfield (Brian Engel, Scott Thompson, Michael Kruse, Colin Thomasgard) 1:56.90; 3. Marshfield (Gabriel Ronan, Jacob Dick, Alec Brenner, Ben Donahue) 2:12.41; 5. Marshfield (Andrew Gilkerson, Andrew Rall, Nick North, Trent Anderson) 2:25.82.200 freestyle relay: 1. Connor Rowe (WE) 2:12.54; 2. Donahue (MAR) 2:16.58; 3. Anthony Hartwig (MAR) 2:18.50; 5. Gilkerson (MAR) 2:29.73.200 IM: 1. Jeremy Meerstein (WE) 2:25.97; 2. Thompson (MAR) 2:33.22; 4. Dick (MAR) 2:35.70; 5. North (MAR) 3:02.17.50 freestyle: 1. Calden Wojt (MAR) 25.21; 3. Kruse (MAR0 25.66; 4. Thomasgard (MAR) 26.99.100 butterfly: 1. Aaron Russow (WE) 1:05.72; 2. Kruse (MAR) 1:07.27; 4. Brenner (MAR) 1:15.03.100 freestyle: 1. Engel (MAR) 55.09; 2. Donahue (MAR) 1:00.45; 4. Zach Hanson (MAR) 1:03.70.500 freestyle: 1. Jordan Straub (WE) 5:37.13; 3. Hartwig (MAR) 6:28.30; 4. Ryan McLellan (MAR) 7:47.61.200 freestyle relay: 1. Marshfield (Engel, Kruse, Thomasgard, Wojt) 1:42.26; 3. Marshfield (Hanson, Eric Tollefson, Ronan, Brenner) 1:55.57; 5. Marshfield (North, McLellan, Alex Wuethrick, Hartwig) 2:03.55.100 backstroke: 1. Straub (WE) 1:02.48; 2. Engel (MAR) 1:10.59; 3. Thomasgard (MAR) 1:12.86; 5. Wojt (MAR) 1:16.06.100 breaststroke: 1. Meerstein (WE) 1:12.16; 2. Thompson (MAR) 1:16.57; 3. Dick (MAR) 1:21.75; 5. Hanson (MAR) 1:33.32.400 freestyle relay: 1. Wausau East (Nick Schmitt, Rowe, Straub, Axel Treinen) 3:55.90; 2. Marshfield (Donahue, Hanson, Thompson, Wojt) 4:10.43; 3. Marshfield (Tollefson, Gilkerson, Hartwig, Dick) 4:37.20; 4. Marshfield (Wuethrick, McLellan, Rall, Anderson) 5:29.62.last_img read more

Third Generation Knowledge Management

first_imgTags:#Knowledge Management#web The best chefs are artists, so this view of KM plays to my artsy-fartsy nature 🙂KM is…So after all that, what is KM? Well Snowden defined it as “the creation of sharedcontext”. He said knowledge must be volunteered (not conscripted), which is where thenarrative techniques come in. When people tell their own stories, they naturally putinformation into the context of their lives.Not coincidentally that is also the patternof blogging, which encourages people to tell their stories on the Web and “share context”with their particular community. The blogging communities for Web Design and KnowledgeManagement itself best illustrate this to me – they both have strong communities wherebloggers constantly comment on each others sites or trackback one another.Snowden’s own KM model is called Cynefin and hedescribed it like this:“…the contextualization takes the form of gathering anecdotes(naturally told stories, around the water cooler etc.) from that organization’s ownhistory, and using those stories to create the [KM] model.” (pg 29)He later referred to this as mapping what people know, using narrative techniques (pg33).As yet, I’m not sure what role literary techniques might play in this. I’ll read somemore on Snowden’s theories, plus other peoples, and see what I can come up with.I’d liketo think that a skilled writer has a lot to offer in the KM process of transcribing peoplesstories into a compelling narrative. Just as Michael Lewis wrote an amazing narrativebased on the stories of the Oakland A’s baseball team in his book Moneyball (which I’ve just finished reading). The stories came from the Oakland A’speople, particularly Billy Beane. But it was Lewis’ skill that stitched it all togetherto produce a very insightful book – chock full of knowledge, in fact.I’ve crossed oceans of time to find you…Lastly, Snowden defined the generations of Knowledge Management as he sees them:“In Generation 3, we acknowledge Gen 2 (content management) but also seeknowledge is simultaneously a flow and a thing—so for the flows we managechannels.” (pg 37)A flow and a thing… I love that definition, because I’ve blogged about ‘flow’before.To wrap up the chef metaphor, Snowden said:“We are chefs using prior knowledge, experience and natural talent tocreate original solutions, not recipe book users.” (pg 37/38)I like to think that describes the art of writing too. And originality is something Iplace a high premium on, so I have a feeling Dave Snowden’s theories on KnowledgeManagement are going to serve me very well. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… This post could be sub-titled “Grokking Dave Snowden”, because that’s how I felt afterreading this PDF file from AOK(Association of Knowledgework). The PDF features extracts from a proposed AOK book entitled Stars Of TheNew Order: What They’re Telling Business Leaders. The chapter that got my attentionwas chapter 13: Third Generation Knowledge Management. I think it’s based on a series ofconversations with DaveSnowden back in January 2002, but the content is just as relevant now.Snowden islike the Jakob Nielsen of Knowledge Management – he’sa very influential figure in the community. In these conversations, he held sway withother KM practitioners like Jack Vinson and James Robertson. This discussion formatbrought out the best in Snowden I believe. Here are some of the highlights I pickedout and my thoughts based on them.EcologyIn recent years, it’s been difficult to pin down a definition of what KnowledgeManagement is. What it appeared to be in the 90’s was Information Management in wolf’sclothing. Or is that: mutton dressed as lamb? 🙂 Either way, what was being ‘managed’ inthe 90’s by so-called Knowledge Management Systems was not in fact knowledge – butinformation. There was, as T.D.Wilson put it:“A tendency to elide the distinction between ‘knowledge’ (what I know)and ‘information’ (what I am able to convey about what I know).”In the conversations, Dave Snowden put it like this:“As we move into the third millennium we see a new approach emerging inwhich we focus not on the management of knowledge as a ‘thing’ which can be identifiedand cataloged, but on the management of the ecology of knowledge.” (pg 21)I love that term: ecology of knowledge. It emphasizes that knowledge is a fluid,almost living, thing; and that it’s closely related to its environment – or put anotherway, its context (a word which Snowden uses a lot).Head, Mouth, HandsSnowden went on to explain a basic principle of KM in this ‘ecology’ view of it:“The process of moving from my head, to my mouth to my hands inevitablyinvolves some loss of content, and frequently involves a massive loss of context.” (pg21)Which is to say: during the act of speaking and then writing what is in your head, youwill probably lose some content and a lot of context.To extrapolate from what Snowden said, this is how I think his body metaphor worksout:Head = ContextMouth = NarrativeHands = Content ManagementThe Role of NarrativeSnowden uses narrative (storytelling) to add context to information. He said:“…as for strategy, I use narrative techniques to contextualize themodel for a company so the heuristics and boundary conditions are defined not in someabstract language, but are rooted in the defining stories of that organization.” (pg24)This is of great interest to me. As a writer, narrative is one of my skillsets. So I’mthinking this could be a way for me to leverage my skills as a writer in the world of KM(see, I’m even using the word ‘leverage’ with gay abandon now – I’m drinking the KMKool-Aid!).You know what it also reminds me of? My two favourite contemporary literary writers,Michael Lewis and Tom Wolfe. They are both pioneers of writing non-fiction using literarytechniques. I was thinking about this the other day (in another context!) and wrote down this as a note to myself:The future of fiction is non-fiction.To relate this to KM, I think there’s room for a literary sensibility in businesstoo.Narrative ContextSnowden talked about rejecting “generic models” of knowledge management – typified byKM Consultants who speak in buzz words and cliches. He explained:“If a model is rooted in the stories of an organization’shistories and its possible futures (narrative techniques) then the model has meaning tothat group. My approach is to get the organization to tell stories and then to populate aframework with those stories, draw boundaries between spaces and then move forward toaction.” (pg 26)He hates “consultants who just roll out their model regardless of context”.Be a Chef, not a Recipe Book UserThe approach Snowden prefers is what he labels a “heuristic” one – heuristic meaning to discover or findout. He has a lovely metaphor to explain this:“Here we have the chef, not the recipe book user, with all thedifferences in quality that metaphor implies.” (pg 27) richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Manute Bol could have been ’40 or 50 years old’ while in NBA, ex-coach says

first_imgThe Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Davis, Cousins, power Pelicans’ rout of Spurs LATEST STORIES Sudanese former NBA star Manute Bol sits in the southern Sudanese capital of Juba on Feb. 16, 2009.  AFP/PETER MARTELLManute Bol didn’t have a stellar career in the NBA, but he certainly was one of the league’s most memorable players.Standing 7 feet and 7 inches tall and tied with Gheorghe Muresan as the NBA’s tallest player, the willowy Sudanese giant suited up four teams in a career that spanned 10 seasons.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Malditas save PH from shutoutcenter_img UCF’s Tacko Fall is 7-foot-6, and his game is still growingSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:15Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe dies aged 9503:14Mom of 3 year old girl slain in anti drug ops files raps vs Rodriguez cops02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Apart form his pole-like stature and penchant for blocking shots, Bol is perhaps best remembered for his supposedly dubious age, as fans have long disputed if he really was 23 years old when when he entered the league in 1985.Among those doubters include former Cleveland State head coach Kevin Mackey, who first recruited Bol when he arrived in the US in the mid-1980s.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I gave him his birthday (Oct. 16, 1962) because they didn’t know how old he was,” Mackey revealed to Zagsblog’s Adam Zagoria.With Bol’s origin in question, Mackey admitted that he made the lanky center appear as young as plausible to get him into the program. “Every athletic door is open at 19, every athletic door is closed when you’re 35,” the former bench boss explained.  “He was probably 40, 50 years old when he was playing in the NBA.”Bol passed away due to kidney failure in 2010 and was believed to have been 47 years old at the time.A capable three-point shooter and elite rim protector, Bol is the only player in history to have tallied more career blocked shots (2,086) than points (1,599).He is survived by his son Bol Bol, an upcoming NBA prospect who recently committed to the University of Oregon.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more